Media in category "Groudle Glen Railway" The following 54 files are in this category, out of 54 total. [1] From 1905 onwards, Sea Lion and Polar Bear worked all the trains on the railway. Aug 8, 2017 - Explore Paul Jensen's board "Groudle Glen Railway" on Pinterest. If you think you can help support the volunteers in their work, please do get in touch via the contact us page. The Groudle Glen Railway on the Isle of Man is a 2 ft (610 mm) gauge tourist railway opened in 1896. report. The most obvious visible difference between the two locomotives of course is the change from round to rectangular spectacle plates in the front cab sheet which improved the forward vision for the driver. Groudle Glen Railway. In 1998 Annie appeared on the railway. 314 for the Groudle Glen Railway on the Isle of Man. Registered Charity No. Polar Bear made its fourth visit to the Groudle Glen Railway since it was preserved in late July 2016. Having established the glen as a major tourist attraction, he sold it in 1897 for £25,000. The two Bagnalls were taken out of service in the 1920s, when they were replaced by a pair of battery locomotives. Click OK if you're happy with that. A further original rebuilt coach is at the West Lancashire Railway, but made a return to Groudle in 1996. Groudle Glen Railway - Polar Bear locomotive In March 2013, Culture Vannin provided Groudle Glen with £4,047 for a new custom-made battery for the Polar Bear locomotive. https://ngruk.blogspot.com/2014/08/groudle-glen-railway.html Groudle Glen Railway is still a Manx Registered Charity, operated solely by volunteers. It also provided an invaluable insight into the construction of Polar Bear which is aiding in the construction of the railway’s replica locomotive; Brown Bear, which is due for completion if 2018 if the remaining £11,000 can be raised to purchase her boiler. Les débuts. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_Bear_(battery-electric_locomotive) Named Brown Bear and Otter, the trains have been added to the rolling stock at Groudle Glen Railway in Onchan. This locomotive was named Polar Bear. This morning Polar Bear was loaded onto a low loader for a holiday away from the Glen to Old Hall Farm. Victorian Sea Lion & Polar Bear Pen at Groudle Glen from cliffs & railway stn Onchan Isle of Man IOM. Posted by just now. The line was saved from total extinction by a band of enthusiastic volunteers in 1982, reopening to passengers in 1986. Groudle Glen Railway is affectionately known as “The Line that goes Uphill to the Sea." Polar Bear was a 2 ft (610 mm) gauge battery-electric locomotive built by Wingrove & Rogers in 1921 as works no. It was opened in 1893 though further developed over the next few years with the minature railway opening in 1896. This morning Polar Bear was loaded onto a low loader for a holiday away from the Glen to Old Hall Farm. Advertised as “The Smallest Railway in the World” it ran steam locomotives “Sea Lion” (1896) and “Polar Bear,” (1905) through the headland of the glen, carrying many a day tripper to the zoo at Sea Lion … Il s'agissait de répondre à la demande créée par l'augmentation du tourisme dans la vallée de Groudle après la mise en service du chemin de fer électrique mannois [1]. Feeding the Sea Lions and Polar Bears, Groudle Glen Its main attraction was the Polar Bears and Sea Lions kept at the After its two week stay there, it returned home to Amberley museum. See more ideas about Railway, Isle of man, Isle. ", the glen was further improved in the late 19th century by the planting of many different types of tree. There are three restored coaches with "Polar Bear" at Amberley Chalk Pits and a further replica which serves as a disabled car, and three rebuilt coaches at Groudle itself, built by the company. Groudle Glen Railway is affectionately known as “The Line that goes Uphill to the Sea." ; Smith, D. H. sur AbeBooks.fr - ISBN 10 : 0950472026 - ISBN 13 : 9780950472027 - Brockham Museum Association - 1977 - Couverture souple Victorian Sea Lion & Polar Bear Pen at Groudle Glen from cliffs & railway stn Onchan Isle of Man IOM. A number of volunteers from the Amberley Museum traveled to the island with the locomotive and it was a truly great experience sharing two weeks of running the railway with them with old friendships renewed and a number of new ones forged. save. Since being based at Amberley, Polar Bear has returned to the Groudle Glen on three occasions (1993, 1996 and 2005) to visit. The original locomotives made extensive use of cast components and while the new build will use castings where patterns are already available some one-off components will be fabricated. 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